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FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
years ago. congressional record shows that senator obama said this about the bush administration. it took 42 presidents 224 years to run up only one trillion of foreign held debt. this administration did more than that in just five years. he was right the bush administration did that. but now obama's administration has done much worse. they have run up another 6 trillion in debt. how is that possible when just a few years ago barack obama believed this. >> america has a debt problem. therefore tends to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. >> this year president obama demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old barack obama back. he made sense. a new guy, he scares the heck out of me. i fear he's going to bankrupt my country. that's our show, i am john stossel. we will be back next week. (applause) captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. >> i am heather childers. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> glad you are with us. topping the news at this hour u.s. tax funder deal gave egypt some of the advanced military technology in
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
, t.j. this is certainly a setback for the obama administration. the white house sharply criticizing this ruling and pointing to the fact that presidents going back 150 years have engaged in appointments, recess appointments. ronald reagan made more than 200. george w bush made more than 100. at issue in this instance is the senate technically in recess when they are in a pro forma session. pro forma means that senators aren't really here. they're not getting any work done. but they are gaveling into session every few days. the obama administration has argued that means that the senate is in recess. this court ruled otherwise and disagreed with the obama administration. republicans are praising this ruling. today they are saying it was the right ruling and that president obama really engaged in overreach when he made those appointments. so to your second question, t.j., what happens now, at this point in time the justice department not weighing in on what it will do next. but if you talk to legal analysts, they believe that the administration will take this to the supreme court. so t
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 10:30am EST
number of felons who have actually amild to buy a gun. the obama administration to the best of my knowledge, has prosecuted virtually none of them. >> schieffer: but there are no background checks at gun shows. >> we already have a background check when you go to a regular gun dealer. a gun dealer who is at a gun show, in fact, does a background check. >> that's right. >> if he's an authorized dealer. all of those folks fill up on the the paperwork. it goes to the federal government-- don't hold me to this-- but i think there are 70,000 cases will of people who are convicted felons trying to buy a gun who was turned down. it's illegal to apply to buy a gun if you're a convicted felon. i think this administration has prosecutedly virtually none of them. so they already have the data. they were not doing anything with it. what i'm trying to say is there is a perennial desire photomake the innocent have a more complicated life because of the hand full who are the guilty rather than focusing on the guilty. >> schieffer: but you still have, at the end of the day, you have these awful t
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
faces about the key posts inside of the obama administration. president obama nominating candidates including john kerry for secretary of state and chuck hagel for defense secretary. but with all of the choices, questions of will they sail through congress, peter? >> harris, this week president obama's nominees to be the next secretary of state john kerry was received well by democrats and republicans. >> i commend the nom to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to administration. >> senator kerry's support in the senate is not expected to dwindle . so he's likely to be the next secretary of state. but hand capping the odds of the other nominees for important position is tricky like richard corda for the consumer of the financial bureau. >> after the senate refused to allow him a up or down vote i appointed him on my own. that expires in the end of this year and president obama renominated cordray this week . senators wrote letters opposing the nomination and the senator said this week. until key structural changes are made to the bureau to insure a
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
the virtue, after eight years then of barack obama and the obama administration, of being seen as somewhat of an outsider. and so it's a better way to go up against a republican, you know, after eight years of the obama administration is to have the first woman. that's the logical event that she basically would clear the field, even among the great friends and admirers of joe biden who i think has been the most effective vice president we've seen. the other small foreign policy point, not so small, the president was saying, ask moammar gadhafi and we wouldn't have what we had against mubarak. look at the headlines overnight. look at the streets of egypt, all over egypt today, egypt is hardly a success story that they should be pointing to. >> that's exactly right. in baseball, we're in the first or second inning of the middle east. this literally could be decades of turbulence. we've already seen the relationship between libya and mali and egypt, there's yet to be anything remotely like the consolidation of a democratic political order. so i think we have civil war in syria, we have unrest
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
and not allow democrats to cast them as villains, in a speech set the stage for budget battles with the obama administration in the president's second term and molly henneberg is live in d.c. how does he think republicans should position themselves during president obama's second term? >>>. >> reporter: she describes the republicans' role as twofold, to oppose the president's agenda when republicans think it is, quote bad policy and, to promote conservative principles where they can and, he may be a presidential contender in 2016, says they can't let the president divide them with phony emergencies and bogus deals. >> the way he sells it, it is the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges and feed or children and care for our seniors and clean our water. frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays and we have to stay united and show that if given the chance we can govern, we have better ideas. >> even after losing the white house twice to president obama, congressman ryan says he does not think
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am PST
later disavowed by the obama administration as self-evidently untrue. >> so, and we did not -- i think accurate, sir, i certainly did not know of any reports that contradicted the ic talking points at the time that ambassador rice went on the tv shows. >> reporter: yet such reports were circulating in clinton's own department and at the national security council where she sits well before rice's sunday show tour. fox news has published internal state department e-mails that noted on 9/11 a claim of responsibility for the benghazi attacks by the terrorist group ansar al-sharia. those e-mails were sent to the nfc, the pentagon and to the white house situation room. jon? jon: interesting. james rosen in washington, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. >> well, a mix of brutal cold and dangerous flames for firefighters in chicago battling one of the city's largest fires in year. just when it seemed like they had it under control, there are signs that the fire is rekindling. we'll have the very latest. >>> and millions of americans dealing with these dangerous cold temperatures. the doctor is
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
the hill to the administration. >> senator kerry's support is not expected to dwindle. he is very likely to become the next secretary of state. handy capping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important decision is tricky. when i nominated him for 2011 i took action to appoint him on my own. >> that appointment expires at the end of this year. president obama renominated him this week. the senator was one of 45 senators opposing his nomination last year. he said until key structural changes are made to ensure accountability and transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. >> the national security advisor for john brennan to become cia director. chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. both men have been making the rounds on capitol hill trying to convince senators they are each capable of filling critical national security posts for the next four years. heather? >> peter doocy reporting from washington. thanks, peter. >>> a major set back for president obama. a federal court of appeals ruled he violated the u.s. con
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
security issues now urging the obama administration to reject the sale of a123 to china saying it gives the chinese advanced technology paid for by the american taxpayer. the bankrupt battery maker received more than a quarter of a billion dollars in federal and state money. the governor of nebraska today okayed the xl pipeline right of way through his state. your move, mr. president, and a surprise move by the british prime minister that could affect the european union. david cameron proposing a vote as to whether or not to stay in the european union, britain one of the e.u.'s largest economy, the most important financial center, and, oh, yes, the pound sterling at odds with the euro. markets up more than 4% year to date. my next guest says while some investors are still on the sidelines, we're beginning to see a little bit more interest. joining us now with his outlook for the markets and the economy, of course, chief investment strategist for ubs wealth management, mike ryan. mike, good to have you here. >> good to be here. lou: a lot of fun in the european union. start there. we're
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
't act. the options on the table for the obama administration, we are live with that story. jon: turning now to the growing debate oef guns in this country, as bills are drafted on capitol hill some gun control advocates are looking at other ways to restrict gun sales if congress doesn't act. some options might include actions by federal agencies that oversee gun and ammunition makers. shannon bream has a look at that live from washington for us. shannon. >> reporter: jon those working to limit gun rights say if they can't get it done on capitol hill there are other avenues, including trying to put a financial pinch on gun manufacturers. officials across the country are directing their pension fund managers to get rid of any holdings linked to the gun industry. >> it should not go to profit companies that produce weapons designed to maximize carnage and death. >> one of the things we are doing today also is to continue to put the pressure on this is i've ordered all the chicago pension funds to check any of their investments and if they have it we're going to divest of any investments th
LINKTV
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capital. the obama administration meanwhile reportedly has decided to exclude cia drone strikes in pakistan from new legal oversight for targeted killings overseas. the washington post reports counter-terrorism adviser and cia-nominee john brennan has signed off on a plan to exempt the drone attacks in pakistan from a list of operations that would be covered under newly enacted rules. areas covered in the so-called play book include the process for adding names to kill lists, the principles for killing u.s. citizens abroad, and the command chain for authorizing cia or u.s. military strikes outside war zones. the exemption of drone strikes in pakistan would allow the cia to continue carrying them without -- tearing them without a legal framework for a to two years. the hostage standoff in a jury of his ended in the deaths of dozens of people, including up to 48 of the captured workers. algerian forces say they recovered at least 25 bodies after storming the militant held gas complex saturday, bringing the confirmed death toll to
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> right. let me ask you, colonel b. that. the hope from the obama administration, of course, that is france can achieve the goal of at the least containing, which is the words that they've used, al qaeda and the radicals. obviously, at one point, francois hollande went further and said, completely getting rid of them. even if france claims clear victory i have to be honest all the sources i've spoken to, u.s. government and elsewhere, are not confident in france's ability to fully do this. will the united states be able to avoid more significant involvement or not? >> i think we have to plan as if we won't be able to avoid this kind of significant involvement. basically what that means is just as general clark mentioned, we are going to have to make sure that we have the right kind of sensors in place, logistics in place, and do the planning that put this right kinds of troops in place should we need to go in and do something preferably of a surgical variety. this is going to be a major issue for us because the french will be able to achieve certain tactical successes. but f
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
" with the obama administration, who are staying anonymous because they fear retribution or fear from the white house. scooby sense tingling yet? this whole thing just seems off, right? i mean there are obviously two intentions with setting it up like this. they're trying to convey the impression that this is a white house who attacks and tears up anybody who disagrees with them. that is the way the right likes to think about this white house, that is the way they operate. they may be more effective if they did, but that is not what they do. more broadly, they're asserting there is broad opposition to chuck hagel, we're just not allowed to know who it is. i'm not buying it it, i say bull-pucky, i might be wrong, but i call bull-pucky. and if i am wrong, there is an easy way to prove it. come out, come out, whoever you are. if you are not bill kristol, liz cheney or the log cabin republicans, i'll be the first to admit i'm wrong. but i don't think i'm wrong. this is not a liberal group, it is a right-wing group, you're trying to look like liberals and we can tell. that does it for us, we'll see
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. they sound like comments from a man who is about to leave the obama administration which he is. the president in his inaugural address said a decade of war is ending. when he accepted the democratic presidential nomination on september 6th. he said al qaeda is on the road to defeat. five days later, ambassador chris stevens, three other americans, killed in libya. we see the french in operation in mali against an air i can't -- area that al qaeda terrorists carved out the size of texas. as you mentioned this terrible hostage-taking in algeria where there are at least 37 dead and quite likely more. the war on global terrorism is far from over. and so secretary panetta may want to talk to the president about that. >> what we've seen, the war against terrorism and the obama administration has existed in drone strikes in terms of the major mo. we know that we're obviously, you know, on the road to pulling out of afghanistan and iraq so that is clearly what the president is referring to but would you be surprised to see an attack against moktar, who led the attack and looking for attention in the
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. jo
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 3:00am PST
with the obama administration love fest for the media listen to bernie goldberg on previously mentioned bill o'reilly last night. listen. four years ago the mainstream media fell in love with barack obama and they have been slobbering over him ever since now we have hillary clinton another potential historic figure. she could be the first woman president of the united states. this week after those hearings the media began slobbering in earnest. it will continue and begin ratcheting up when she announces that she is runs for president of the united states. it doesn't matter what anybody thinks about it, because these people, these journalists were born without the embarrassment gene. nothing elm -- embarrasses about how they behave. >> you talk about how president obama could be considered one of the most polarizing presidents. the numbers bear that out. gallup has a new poll out showing that the percentage point range the gap between those who approve of his presidency and those who disapprove. obviously you see it along partisan lines. 76%. that ties the highest ever with george w. bush in th
FOX Business
Jan 28, 2013 9:20am EST
boehner noticed it was the obama administration that brought it up so do you guys feel that maybe this, you know, i don't want it's a ploy, but maybe the best bargaining chip, ironically enough, it's something that the republicans hold dear to stuart's point. >> back to the budget control act of august 2011, the 1.2 trillion in cuts, that was the agreement, and then, of course, you're right, the baltimore add obama administrationmented to fore stall that. they have to take place march 1st. that's the agreement made. we spend too much money. we do not have a revenue problem. stuart: $100 billion cut, march first, military and health spending, cut it, and you say do it. all right. congressman, republican, tennessee, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. stuart: buy season tickets to the favorite team, and if the team sinks or stinking, you get some of your money back. maybe the new york gelts should take note. the owner of the team offering that discount. there is a team owner who is offering discount to season ticket holders, and he's next. ]s joe woods' first day of work. a
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
talking about the first serious piece of business the fiscal cliff, the obama administration ran it purely like a political campaign. if you heard the president's state of the union address where the vast majority of americans are worried about economic growth about job creation about these gigantic unprecedented deficits and the debt that our country has, he hardly mentioned that. >> all right, governor. >> in his inaugural dress. >> governor barbour, good to see you. >> thank you norah and charlie. >>> the nation's deep freeze is creating problems. firemen in lawrence massachusetts, had to fight two fires in the subfreezing weather, dealing with frozen hydrants and hose lines and in chicago these are new pictures of the snow as it falls on the windy city this morning. chicago is one of many places expecting a wintry mix today says meteorologist augustyniak of our minneapolis station wcco. >> the snow falling in the midwest already where chicago is getting some snow detroit is getting some snow and all in response to the warmer air which will slowly be deve
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
services administration, i believe known as samsha to all of us. ms. hyde was namib i president obama and confirmed by the u.s. senate as the administrator of samsha. she is an attorney, comes to samsha with more than 30 years experience in management and consulting for public health or human service agencies. she is serve as a statement to health director, state human services director, city housing and human service director as well as ceo of a private nonprofit managed behavioral health firm. ms. hyde is a member of our service consultant to many national organizations including the john d. and katherine macarthur foundation. the president's new freedom commission on freedom help, and the united states department of justice. our second witness on this panel of course is no stranger again to this committee, or at least to my subcommittees subcommittes appropriations committee dr. thomas insel who is the director of national institute of mental health, he has been a director since the fall of 2002 and prior to that doctor into was professor of psychiatry at every university, and ther
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
and the white house staff. the obama administration has appointed more czars than the romonovs. we've always had some czars, such as the drug czar, but they have three dozen, three dozen who aren't subject to the usual restrictions that we -- that we have through the appropriations process. and the most blatant example of the imperial presidency are the recess appointments at a time when the senate, according to this court, was not in recess in order to put on to those positions men and women with whom the senate would not agree. if the president could do what the president did on january 4, 2012, on a regular basis, we might take a recess break for lunch and come back and find we have a new supreme court justice. so, mr. president, i'm here to suggest that the right thing to do would be to respect the tradition of checks and balances that are built into our constitution. it's at work here, because the president took an action; we didn't like it. and the third branch of government has made a decision that the president was wrong. the way to go forward is for the two members of the national labor
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
noticed. and that is that relationship. we are starting the second term of the obama administration, believe it or not, time is short before people begin to turn to the future. right now, yes, the president is working for the country, et cetera, et cetera, but this is also about legacy. i think this is a legacy chief of staff pick. this is somebody who has been with him from the -- been with the president from the beginning of his federal office days, when he was a senator-elect, first met, et cetera. so he's been there from the beginning. he has the president's back. the president understands that. this is someone i think the president is entrusting, not just with the staff at the white house and all the things that come with that chief of staff role, but also with the obama era as it will, at some point the obama era will be written up and so much of what -- we can tell from the president's inauguration speech he believes that the obama era has not been shaped and this is the guy he trusts to do it, because this is the man who has been with him -- one of the men who has been with
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
, further conversation of the next four years of the obama administration two. we continue this evening with a conversation about the presidency of barack obama on the occasion of his second inauguration this time four years ago the world watched as the first african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been divisive. in his first inaugural speech president obama promised a new vision for a troubled country. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time but know this, america, they will be met! (cheers and applause) >> rose: four years later much work remains on major issues from climate change to immigration reform to the debate about taxes and spending and the most recent focus on gun control joining me to assess barack obama is a group of distinguished scholars and historia
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
also looked at policies and what has been the effort on the part of the obama administration over the last four years to address health care, the economic situation, some of the other issues that are important to the country as a whole. guest: the importance of bringing kids that age and even little ones who did not speak, my mother took me when i was four years old to see senator john f. kennedy come to our home town of louisville, kentucky, and do a campaign rally. we were roman catholics alike and understand when it is important to us as a family or individual, my mother wanted us to be there. she got there early and was in front of the podium to see the senator. when he became president, i know how many full that was for her. politicalbecame a science is probably because of it. -- and i became a political scientist because of it. guest: i have had to do presentations. even though my child won't remember, when he is older, i will show that to him. it is historic to go for the white house and be around the president but certainly, in the history making moment of an african ameri
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stricter gun laws, biden held a roundtable discussion in the traditionally gun friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out e-mails to supporter, writing, tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue. in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation, including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and bans on assault weapons. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby,
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
that in an inaugural address? >> it's a little bit surprising, but given his history, the obama administration's history with the repeal of don't ask, don't tell and also his revolution of gay marriage, it's not that surprising. >> what about you, greg? you were surprised he specifically mentioned stonewall. >> i was surprised that he mentioned stonewall because it's not something you hear when they talk about civil rights, especially from a president, so that really struck me when he said that. >> what do you think it does for gay people not only in this country but around the world? >> i hope it pushes us forward and makes us equal with everyone else, included with everyone else in the country. >> do you feel an additional sense of pride having heard the president mention that today? >> yes, i do. i really do. it makes me feel good to be an american right now and makes me think things will be better in the future. >> thanks pho boto both of you, thanks to the students from kentucky who stood around and waite waited. for you, it was really a speech about better equality? >> i think speeches a
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
, the obama administration that is at best indifferent and worst, supportive, of these crimes by giving money to the groups that are on the ground ennabbling these crimes against people. the administration has enabled this by silence and support of $50 million to the u.n. population fund. we passed in this house a
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
administration. ms. hyde was nominated by president obama and confirmed by the u.s. senate in 2009 as the administrator of samhsa. she has served as a state mental health director, state human services director, city housing and human services director, as well as ceo of a private, nonprofit managed behavioral health firm. she is a member of or has served as consultant to many national organizations including the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, the american college of mental health administration, and the united states department of justice. our second witness is no stranger to this committee. dr. thomas insel, director of the national institute of mental health at the national institutes of health. he has been director since the fall of 2002. prior to that, he was professor of psychiatry at emory university, and he was the founding director for the center of behavioral neuroscience, one of the largest science and behavioral centers funded by the national science foundation. he has published over 250 scientific articles and four books, including "biology of parental
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
thy servant barack obama the 44th president of these united states, his family, and his administration. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily, or in a short span of time. but know this, america, they will be met. on this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose, over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations, and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture the time has come to set aside childish things. the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit, to choose our better history, to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation, to generation. the god given promise that all are equal. all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. [drumline] >> [newscaster] he is truly, i think the first american president, in i don't know how long, who truly has, o
WETA
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david poi
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
, the incoming treasure secretary. both parts of the administration. president obama facing a bit of a fight for his next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, on capitol hill. >> the president, with a big smile. same, big, gregarious charm on the platform. >> as you were talking about the clinton foundation, president carter's work, as well, president obama will have to start thinking what he will do in his postpresidency. matthew dowd, talk about president george w. bush. he also has set up a foundation in texas. >> one of the things that immediately happened afterwards, was the decision where the presidential library is. what initiative do you want to be in, postpresidency. and how do you want to conduct yourself in the aftermath of your presidency? and that's a huge part of what goes into the next four years. >> crowd gathering on the mall right there. >> again, we urge all of you to bring your families in to watch because an inauguration speech is not just another speech. i want to go to mark updegrove right now. as you watch, as a historian. mark? >> the inauguration speech is an opportun
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
announcements from the white house of the president obama getting set to name new members of his administration. including chief of staff denness mcdonough. one of the president's long-time national security aides will get that powerful position. we'll bring you the news when it happens from the white house. it is news that is breaking now. >>> meanwhile republican lawmakers from every state in the country coming together in charlotte, north carolina. the republican national committee holding its first winter meeting of the year. keynote speaker, louisiana governor bobby jindal held little back with his sharp words at republicans last night urging his own party he says, to rethink their arguments against democrats and its appeal to voters. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. [laughter] i'm serious. time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it is time to artic late our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it is no secret we had a number about republicans that damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we had enough of that.
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am PST
a letter urging president obama to commute the sentence. >> it is terribly ironic that in an administration that outlawed the use of torture for interrogating detainees, the only person going to prison is the person who spoke out against torture. >> reporter: joining others who say kiriakou is being used as an example for an administration determined to crack down on leaks. andrea mitchell, nbc, washington. >> john kiria kchkou is joining. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> some say you betrayed your former colleagues in order to sell books and get a consulting firm going. others say you were wrongly convicted. >> i wear this conviction as a badge of honor because it's not about leaking. this case was about torture from the very beginning. if every cia officer or former cia officer was prosecuted for referring a reporter to a former colleague for an interview, prisons would be bursting with cia agents. >> let me stop you right there. you acknowledged, you pleaded guilty and you admitted you identified a cia officer who was, in fact, convert. that's against the law
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
-president joe biden and members of president obama's cabinet met with gun safety experts friday to talk about the administration's efforts to reduce gun violence. >> there seem to be a pretty broad consensus. one of the things the governor did when he was here, he wanted to make sure that those who under the law are able to be constitutionally denied access to weapons, like someone who is adjudicated not capable, whether because of mental capacity, and/or convicted felon, someone who has been guilty of domestic violence, under the law, but they're not allowed a weapon. they're able to be denied ownership of a weapon. one of the problems pointed out here is that there was an adjudication. the young man who committed the crime at virginia tech, yet he was able to go out and purchase two weapons about a month apart. we talked about the notion of universal background check, the notion of making sure that states equip, and and all the board of the persons are on file -- prohibited persons are on file so that when you go to buy a weapon, you essentially swipe your card, they swipe it for you. if th
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